Shorter hours could be in store for winter months at the S.F. Zoo

Wildlife enthusiasts hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite animals at the San Francisco Zoo may have their window shortened slightly starting next month.

On Thursday, commissioners for the Recreation and Park Department, which co-manages operations at the Zoo, could vote on shortening visiting hours at the establishment by one hour during the winter months.

Instead of staying open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. the Zoo would close at 4 p.m., starting on November 1 and lasting until March 16 — the span in which Daylight Saving hours are in effect. The Recreation and Park Commission could also vote on giving Zoo director Tanya Peterson the authority to shut down operations during stormy days.

The shorter hours are expected to help the Zoo balance its operating budget, which is still in the red following the Christmas Day tiger mauling incident of 2007.

 

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